December 28, A Little Longer
Today’s reading: Psalms 136-140
“The Lord will vindicate me; your love, Lord, endures forever—do not abandon the works of your hands”
- Psalm 138:8.
David wrote of his confidence that the Lord would vindicate him and make everything right that had turned so wrong. The word vindicate is defined as “to clear, as from an accusation, imputation, suspicion, or the like.” It can be difficult to trust the Lord to vindicate you, especially in this age when people regularly resort to the court system to gain the advantage or revenge over those who injure them. God is clear that vindication and vengeance are His responsibility, and not yours. In the book of Revelation, we see those who were martyred inquiring of the Lord about their vindication, and He gave them this response:
They called out in a loud voice, “How long, Sovereign Lord, holy and true, until you judge the inhabitants of the earth and avenge our blood?” Then each of them was given a white robe, and they were told to wait a little longer, until the full number of their fellow servants, their brothers and sisters, were killed just as they had been (Revelation 6:10-11).
Are you tempted to seize control of the timetable for your vindication? Is God telling you to wait a little longer? Can you trust the Lord to clear your name, even if it happens after you are gone from the scene?